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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 14th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
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    Win 7 Home Premium Repair Disk ISO
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    • 14th Jul 17, 11:31 AM
    Win 7 Home Premium Repair Disk ISO 14th Jul 17 at 11:31 AM
    Been looking round for one, bit of a minefield out there

    Does anyone have the ISOs for 32- and 64-bit versons of the above?

    TIA
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    • pogofish
    • By pogofish 14th Jul 17, 11:41 AM
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    You can still download them from the Microsoft website - Do you have a product key?
    • AGBrown
    • By AGBrown 14th Jul 17, 11:49 AM
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    Do you need a repair disk to boot into and use the system repair thingies, or a cd to do a full (re)install?

    If you just need a repair disk you might be able to use the windows 10 iso to boot into the system repair tools. I've used this for windows 7 and 8.1 to do some repair tasks when I needed to (e.g. resetting a forgotten local user account password). You don't need a product key to download the iso, and using it as the repair tools won't lead to installation of Win 10 or any of its components into your existing Win 7 installation. You need to download the media creation tool from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 and then follow the instructions on that page to create installation media.

    If you need the installation iso for windows 7 you can get them from https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows7 (disclaimer - I haven't tried to download from that link for a while), but you will need a product key (and I don't think it can be a VLK). This shouldn't be an issue as you won't be able to install it without a valid product key anyway.
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 14th Jul 17, 12:20 PM
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    I only need the repair ISO, not a full installation disk...typically I have all the ones OTHER THAN THE VERSION I NEED FOR THIS MACHINE
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    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 14th Jul 17, 12:23 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:23 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 12:23 PM
    Been looking round for one, bit of a minefield out there

    Does anyone have the ISOs for 32- and 64-bit versons of the above?

    TIA
    Originally posted by GunJack
    You don't need a Home Premium repair image. Any Windows 7 repair image will do.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 14th Jul 17, 12:35 PM
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    Yep ^^^^^ Works
    • John Gray
    • By John Gray 14th Jul 17, 5:55 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 5:55 PM
    Any Windows 7 repair image will do.
    Originally posted by WAYT
    "Up to a point, Lord Copper" - surely you need an ISO of the correct bittedness?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 14th Jul 17, 6:15 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:15 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 6:15 PM
    What do you need to repair?
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    • WAYT
    • By WAYT 14th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 14th Jul 17, 7:54 PM
    "Up to a point, Lord Copper" - surely you need an ISO of the correct bittedness?
    Originally posted by John Gray

    He has both.

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17423/windows-7-create-system-repair-disc
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 14th Jul 17, 9:54 PM
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    ...and here's the rub - every repair disk I have was burned from Pro or Ultimate, and every one of these has been rejected once booted from and the process started. Hence as a last resort wanted to try one burned from HP, just to check if there was a bigger error or something else going on

    Looks like I'm heading for a full re-install with this one.....it's probably Sony's fault (it's a Vaio )
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    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 14th Jul 17, 10:32 PM
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    Surely if you have a 7 image install disk then you can repair from that ??? What is the exact problem GJ
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 14th Jul 17, 10:37 PM
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    Macrium has good selection of PE environments which give you CMD prompt to run commands.

    Mini Partition Wizard tool has options to rebuild MBR
    Originally posted by DavidP24
    I know, got and use both
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 14th Jul 17, 10:45 PM
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    Surely if you have a 7 image install disk then you can repair from that ??? What is the exact problem GJ
    Originally posted by debitcardmayhem
    The exact problem is:-

    1. I think the hdd is beginning to fail, possibly with some overly-corrupted sectors.
    2. On boot, it gets to the windows "flag" emblem but no further
    3. chkdsk and sfc have been run on the drive, fixed some stuff but no difference on boot.
    4. Booted into repair environment (from several different variants of install and repair disks), it identified the windows install, but fails when hitting Next to go to the repair & recovery tools, with error message saying not compatible with this version of Repair disk, obtain the correct version....not seen this before, ever, on anything at this stage

    Ideally I wanted to get it to boot properly, then image the drive to make swapping the hdd easier, but looks like I'm going to have to go data recovery and clean install
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 15th Jul 17, 2:37 AM
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    If its the drive itself then you run the HD manufacturers software to error check it. If its fixable it will tell you if not then stop using it until you can backup and replace it.
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    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 15th Jul 17, 8:42 AM
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    Coincidentally, and of no help to GJ, I'm fixing a Vaio with a "clicking" Seagate Barracuda. It's a simple fix for me because the disk is knackered - so new install. (The user said it had become more difficult to boot successfully over the last week - so that's 18month of -luckily unimportant- docs and photos gone; their File History backup wasn't working either).
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature because somebody complained that the information contained within it was too helpful.
    • debitcardmayhem
    • By debitcardmayhem 15th Jul 17, 8:57 AM
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    You could try using Macrium reflect recovery disk perhaps
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 15th Jul 17, 9:03 AM
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    Thanks guys, I'm not going to overdo the disk until after I've recovered the user's data

    Once I have, if I can repair it enough to image it, that's the end-game. As stated it's having a new hdd anyway, at this point it's whether it's a clean install and reinstate data or the chance of image of the old...
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 15th Jul 17, 11:26 AM
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    The old hdd is going back to the owner as-is, in a caddy as an emergency data recovery option until they're sure they have all they need off it...they "think" they've got everything backed up (but how often have we heard that one ), but we can never be quite sure, can we??
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 15th Jul 17, 1:30 PM
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    Well running the Windows repair disk may kill it. You need the manufacturers disk which will tell you any fault codes logged and the drives health status.
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